Even though League of Legends has existed for well over 10 years, new innovative strategies are still being discovered and one of the newest ones is for the bot lane.
In a very recent clip by Fnatic’s bot lane, it was showcased how common vision in the middle bot-lane bush can be avoided by walking carefully around it. As showcased by Elias “Upset” Lipp and Zdravets “Hylissang” Galabov, this can lead to early kills in a surprise attack on the enemies.
To pull this strategy and avoid the ward in the middle bush that is often placed at level 1, the players have to walk up towards the river and follow the terrain closely to then take a narrow path into the bush that is closest to the enemy tower. If pulled off correctly, it’s possible to enter the enemy bush without being seen by any vision.
The first time this strategy went viral was when Fnatic’s bot lane pulled it off in a solo queue game. This game was streamed by LEC caster Marc “Caedrel” Lamont, who was both shocked and impressed by the strategy that he had clearly never seen before.
Because of the stream, it didn’t take long until the clip was put up on social media and went viral. In a matter of hours, many players discovered this new strategy and learned something about the bot lane that has never really been seen before.
The fact that the clip went viral might mean that Fnatic will now have a harder time at pulling this strategy off in professional play. The team is only a few weeks away from participating in the 2021 World Championship in Iceland. Since the bot lane practiced this in solo queue, it’s possible that they meant to try this out on the big stage. Now that most of the League of Legends community has witnessed this strategy, it might be harder for the LEC bot lane to make it happen again.
After the strategy went viral, there’s likely a ton of players trying to perfect this in solo queue, so look out.